Culturally relevant, research-based, hands-on teaching and learning had the greatest impact on recruiting and retaining Native American engineering students. Those are some of the lessons learn through NSF’s Pre- Engineering Education...
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A photo of a cup plant teaming with insects led a better understanding of the biology of Acanthocaudus wasps which inject their eggs into aphids that eat the plant. The adult wasps burst out of the aphids like an alien movie.
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Whether people view a college education as an opportunity to increase their earning power or a means of improving social connections varies based on their age, according to a 2014 survey of 1,000 adults, ages 18 to 54, who have student loans.
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Wildfire experts predict that by 2041, there will be four large, high-intensity forest fires for every three that occur now, with the number of days when conditions are conducive to fires increasing.
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It’s all about the layers! Encapsulating a drug in corn protein nanoparticles and then covering with them milk protein can make children’s medications better tasting and safer.
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Tiny air bubbles compressed within a polar ice core make some sections brittle to the touch, but one ice core lab knows how to handle this delicate part of the chemical analysis, thus making the dating of the entire ice core possible.
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College freshmen and sophomores interested in agriculture can learn about precision livestock production through a new training program aimed at recruiting minority students to the field.
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Modeling blood flow through a stent graft put graduate student John Asiruwa on the path to a career in biomedical engineering, doing work that “can be life changing for patients.”
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Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.
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Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to...
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